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Brain Game: Cheetas Never Prosper

It's still summer vacation for some of our students.

Morning Cup of Links: The Flying Elephant Squad

Miss Cellania

Drug-resistant Superbugs are confounding medical and public health experts. What doesn't kill them only makes them stronger. * Better than a Rickroll, it's a Barack Roll!

Jesus Spotted in Pancake (and 6 other places)

Erica Palan

My favorite things about Slow News Days are the wealth of religious sightings that seem to crop up.

What do people mean by "The Olympics"?

Mangesh Hattikudur

In case you were confused, Verizon has a pretty solid High Definition definition for

Master Forger: Elmyr de Hory

Andréa Fernandes

Shown: An image of Elmyr de Hory, with a sketch, that originally appeared in Time magazine. Recently, reader Bethany suggested a "Feel Art Again" post on famous art forgers, including To

Hollywood Miscalculations: 5 Famous Actors and the Roles They Turned Down

Ransom Riggs

Sean Connery wasn't supposed to be James Bond. Keanu wasn't supposed to be "the One." So, who were the original choices?

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Would the world be a better place if we had jetpacks?

The Incredible World of Navel Fluff

Chris Higgins

Graham Barker of Perth, Western Australia, is a navel fluff enthusiast. Navel fluff, you ask?

On the 20th Anniversary of the Burma Uprising

Kristen Steagall

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Burma's uprising on August 8th, 1988. Over 3,000 Burmese citizens were killed while peacefully protesting the socialist regime.

The Quick 10: 10 Incidents (Other Than Boycotts) That Shook the Olympics

Ben Smith

Boycotts have caused controversy at the Olympic games in 1976, 1980, and 1984, and pressure was put on the United States and other nations to lead a boycott of the current games because of China'

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Olympics Open, Maternity Wards Full, 16,000 Couples Wed Today is an auspicious date for China, not only because of the Olympics, but also because the date is 8-8-8.

10% off EVERYTHING SALE: Just 2 Days Left!

Mangesh & Jason

Time is running out, folks. In honor of Leo, the handsomest Airedale on staff, we've decided to cut prices on everything in the mental_floss store this week.

6 Records the Dark Knight Won't Break

Sydney Beveridge

Dark Knight recently became the fastest movie to earn $400 million. Opening weekend, the flick filled seats for 3 a.m. and 6 a.m.

A Dino Named Sue: The Most Complete T. Rex Ever Found

Stacy Conradt

If you've only got one afternoon in Chicago, which museum should you attend? After mulling over the possibilities and consulting my Magic 8-ball, I decided to hit up the Field Museum.

The O Factor: Oprah Gives Obama an Extra Million

Diana Wolf

Votes, that is.

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